Compensating Victims of Violent Crime

Compensating Victims of Violent Crime

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The Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme makes financial awards to individuals who have been injured as a result of violent crime. The Scheme is administered by the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority, a non-departmental public body of the Ministry of Justice. Appeal against the Authority's decisions are heard by the Criminal Injuries Compensation Appeals Panel which is part of the Tribunals Service, an executive agency of the Ministry. Between 2000 and 2006, performance in dealing with claims deteriorate due to poor management within the Authority, combined with a lack of oversight by the sponsoring department. In the seven years since the subject was previously examined only 5 of 16 recommendation have been met in full. On the basis of a report by Comptroller and Auditor General, the Committee examined the Ministry, Authority a Tribunals Service on the reasons for the deterioration in performanceQ42 Keith Hill: Do I understand that at least in the pilot you have dispensed with this issue of waiting for the outcome of ... is that they do not get paid as much for dealing with criminal compensation enquiries as they do for insurance claims.

Title:Compensating Victims of Violent Crime
Author:Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Committee of Public Accounts
Publisher:The Stationery Office - 2008-11-20


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